Los Altos Lodge No. 712

Los Altos Lodge
is a place where men
develop deep friendships and
grow in their Masonic journey

Our Trestleboards and Files

Our Trestleboards contain all of the information about and the planned activities for our Lodge

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Our Website Files contain Papers of Interest and Awards

Map to Our Lodge

Masonic Papers

Past Masters

Hiram Award Receipients

Sciots Cornerstone Award Recipients

What is Masonry?

Masonry is the world’s first and largest fraternal organization.  It is guided by the enduring belief that each man has a responsibility to make the world a better place.  For 300 years, Freemasonry has enhanced and strengthened the character of individual men by providing opportunities for fellowship, charity, and the search for truth – within ourselves and the larger world.

Our Mission and Our Lodge

Los Altos Masonic Lodge No. 712 is a constituent lodge of the Grand Lodge Free and Accepted Masons of California. The lodge room pictured above is in the Los Altos Masonic Center Building, located at 146 Main Street in beautiful downtown Los Altos, California. Stated meeting nights are scheduled on the first Monday of each month (holidays excepted), and begin with dinner in the downstairs lodge dining room at 6:30 p.m. followed by our regular stated meeting in the lodge room at 7:30 p.m.

Our new building elevator transports between all floors and the dining room! After-dinner programs are also regularly scheduled in the lodge dining room for the ladies, family members, visitors, and guests.

Rewards of Being a Freemason

Making True Friends

Masonry is a community of men and their families who share similar beliefs and values. The fraternity finds it important to connect with other men of honor, compassion, love, trust, and knowledge, regardless of their race, color, religious beliefs, political views, sexual orientation, physical ability, citizenship, or national origin. We are friends and brothers, and are connected through this vital and uplifting organization of moral men.

Improving Ourselves

Our continuing pursuit of truth, knowledge, ethics, and leadership skills makes us better men and brings more meaning to our lives. Learning the tenets of Freemasonry, paired with being active members of our community, gives us the opportunity to develop leadership and organizational skills, and builds self-discipline through commitment and self-confidence.

Having an Impact

As a member of the Freemasons, the Grand Lodge of California, and Los Altos Lodge No. 712, we are a part of a worldwide organization that values tradition, history, and timeless wisdom. The traditions and core values of our fraternity are meaningful today and will endure for centuries to come because of our direct impact in our community, through our charities, and on a personal level.

Join Us

If you are interested in joining Los Altos lodge or to request any additional information, please contact us via our lodge secretary, Chris Swartout.

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Golden Revival

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